Deolali Camp : Cleanliness should not be a mere activity for display but we need to adopt it in our day to day life as an essential element for our health and eventually for the betterment of our country. It is an indispensable part of human life, thus stated Lt Col R S Salaria here.
He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of the fortnight drive titled “Swachhata Hi Sewa” organised by Deolali Cantonment Board on the orders of the Defence Ministry.
On the occasion prizes were distributed for the various events organised under different categories during the 2-week long cleanliness drive conducted in the cantonment areas under the Swachh Bharat Mission programme run by the central government.
DCB president Brig Pradeep Kaul, vice president Dinkar Adhav, CEO Vilas Pawar, corporator Baburao Mojad, Sachin Thakare, Bhagwan Kataria, Prabhavati Dhivare, Kaveri Kasar, Asha Godse, Meena Karanjkar and Col P Subramaniam were present on the dais.
The prizes and the prize winners under different categories are as under:-
Essay competition: (Primary school) – Roshani Pagare, Varsha Borade and Chetana Suryawanshi. (Secondary) – Komal Gangurde, Puja Pardeshi and Vishakha Gaikwad.
Slogan writing: (Primary) – Naresh Dinge, Shreya Lokhande and Gaurav Munde. (Secondary) – Preeti Godse, Prerna Bhalerao and Tejal Shinde.
Drawing: (Primary) – Poonam Malekar, Pranali Gundekar and Triveni Bhelav. (Secondary) – Shraddha Rokade, Shruti Gangurde and Rupali Pardeshi.
Elocution: (Primary) – Ashpaq Shaikh, Kaivalya Lokhande and Chetana Suryawanshi. (Secondary) – Chirag Donde, Shahid Pathan and Komal Gangurde.
Best School: Cantonment Primary School, Deolali High School, and Cantonment High School.
Best Employee/Worker: Rupesh Lakhan, Satyabhama Kasabe and Ompal Parcha.
Best Ward: Ward No. 8, 4 and 2.
Also present on the occasion were Bhausaheb Dhivare, Tanaji Karanjkar, Chandrakant Godse, administrative officer Umesh Gorwadkar, Simon Bhandare, Vivek Band, health superintendent Satish Bhatkhale, Raju Thakur and headmistress Madhuri Kulkarni besides a sizeable number of cantonment employees and heads, officials of various schools in the area.
Meanwhile, students of Darshan Academy also carried out a public awareness drive in the town by holding placards in their hands and shouting various slogans based on cleanliness theme. The school also had organised drawing competition to create awareness about cleanliness for its students which received overwhelming response.
“By the instructions of cantonment CEO Vilas Pawar, the Academy had organised various programmes to spread the message of cleanliness,” stated headmistress Urmila Sharma.